The escape from New York and California, not to mention Illinois, continues.
California’s population continues to dwindle. The state’s population declined by 114,000 people from about 39,143,000 in 2021 to 39,029,000 in 2020, new estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau show.
At this rate, California will fall out of the 39 million category giving it its lowest population since 2015.
That’s the third straight year of decline.
It marks the third straight year that California has reported a loss.
Gov. Newsom took office in 2019. That’s a population loss for every full year that he’s been in office since.
That’s quite a record for an aspiring presidential candidate. Historic even.
Gov. Newsom and his merry band of harvesters accomplished what no one was able to do before. But it’s not wholly unique.
California wasn’t the only state to lose population in 2022. Data shows six of the 10 largest states in the U.S., including California, Illinois and New York, have had populations decline between 2021 and 2022. Florida and Texas had the largest population increases among large states, by 1.9% and 1.6% respectively.
The blue state model is really working. Time to celebrate with some drinks at the French Laundry.